Best Story I Never Told

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Before she moved to Montana to make her film We Burn Like This, director Alana Waksman was a new college grad searching for a mentor. Now, she reveals the surprising faces and unexpected places she discovered on this quest. Episode available on
Honesty is the best policy for writer Tracy Held, even when people think she’s lying. Tracy comes clean about the facts that some insist are total fiction. Episode available on, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google
From releasing her feature I’ll Meet You There during a pandemic to a curious moment at Caltech as a student, writer/director Iram Parveen Bilal jumps into life headfirst. Or in some cases, feet first. Episode available on beststoryinevertold.c
Writer/Director Liz Singh (The Lower Plateau) never completed her film school thesis project. There’s a reason for that. And it runs deep. But now, she’s finally ready to reveal why. Episode available on, Apple Podcasts,
In 1995, writer Trey Callaway leisurely went to a Friday night dinner. He didn’t know Frank Sinatra, Larry King, Billy Wilder, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening and Jack would casually be there too. Episode available on, App
New York. Brownies. A legendary hospital. That’s Outrageous podcast co-host Anne Morris shares a college tale about baked goods that involves a famous face who she wished she met under different circumstances. Episode available on beststoryinev
If anyone has been in a long-term relationship, you have probably told your significant other every good story you have. Multiple times over. Is there a tantalizing tale that you’ve never told your bae? David tries to share a buried memory from
After explaining the nuances between directing commercials and narrative content, writer/director Bo Mirhosseni references Del Taco and a Ford Focus in a holiday tale about an unusual green visitor on the night before Christmas. Episode availab
Before she stood on the edge of Lake Michigan in the psychological drama Up On The Glass, or opposed The Flash as Black Bison, actress Chelsea Kurtz was once a student trying to make the right decision about college. But the forces that impacte
Set Decorator Charlene Wang de Chen grew up in a sheltered household. But during an internship in Hong Kong, she discovered something about Asian American femineity. And she couldn’t shy away from the results. Episode available on beststoryinev
When writer/director/actor/singer Nathan Ramos-Park first moved to New York, he made a special list. And to check off the boxes, Nathan would dive into a world of silver foxes, Asian American male identity, sexual taboos, burritos, and making t
Before his funny words graced the screen on such TV series as Will & Grace, Angie Tribeca, Selfie, and Go On, writer/producer Mathew Harawitz was an assistant on a late night talk show. And he had a crappy day that changed his entire life. Epis
With grace and vulnerability, Lynn Chen, actress and director of I Will Make You Mine, candidly shares the two defining moments in her attempt to have a child. Episode available on, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and
What do Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, and Sylvester Stallone have in common? Perhaps nothing, but they will be discussed by documentary filmmaker Jin Yoo-Kim and David as they both reveal the best movies they never talk about. Episode avail
In a follow-up to fan favorite episode #24, Gabby Duran & The Unsittables writer Annie Nishida returns to update David on life after publicly revealing that she had a huge high school crush on a boy that refused to speak. From friend reactions
Is there a song you love but never talk about? Maybe it’s a guilty pleasure, or a track with a profound meaning to you? Cinematographer Ruben Contreras joins David to reveal the one song he never talks about and explains why. And David does the
From client challenges to his own concerns, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Gabrey Milner joins David for a timely discussion on therapy during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how individuals are handling this uniquely collective crisis. Epis
In a follow-up to crowd-favorite episode #3, writer/producer Bernie Duran, Jr. details what happened AFTER he revealed an elaborate 20-year secret for the first time to his friends, family, and the public. Later, Bernie shares an amusing story
Oklahoma. The driveway to nowhere. The rumor heard ‘round the school. In three parts, Showrunner, Writer, and Educator Trey Callaway tells his never-before-heard, true story behind the birth of The Ghostfacers from the long-running hit series S
From a tarot reading to an important visitor from his own past, the best untold story from the world of this very podcast gets revealed by host David Ngo. TV writer Lindsay Villareal joins David for this personally meaningful episode. Episode a
Hip hop. The Bronx. A journal. Before he wrote on shows such as Empire and The Leftovers, and edited at The Source, writer/producer Carlito Rodriguez enrolled in college to resume his education after some time away. But two people would teach h
She was used to living a certain way. But she knew it had to change. Producer and Instructor Harmonie T. Tangonan candidly shares the turning point of her life – and it happened at Target. Episode available on, Apple Pod
Movies are works of fiction, but its truth often lies with the voice of its creator. Writer/Director Ringo Le discusses the evolution of his voice as a filmmaker, the Vietnamese American community, and the real inspiration behind his next movie
Many people have had an unusual interview. For author Marina Mularz (“Welcome to Freedom Point”), she had a quirky job interview that she’s never shared until now, and it deals with morbid feelings and signs of the universe. Episode available o
Hawaii is a breezy getaway. But for comedy writer Robert Woo (“The Kelly Clarkson Show”), he surfed the waves of the immigrant experience, childhood angst, and a Korean dad that would say the darndest things. Episode available on beststoryineve
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